Joe Donahue

Vice President, News and Programming

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book. 

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

The Book Show #1295 - James Salter

    An extraordinary literary event, All That Is, is a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master, James Salter.

It is a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue May 14, 2013

"Vintage Tomorrows" by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson

    What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears.

In this book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott explore steampunk, a cultural movement that’s captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Michael Thompson

    Berkshire Country Day School and the Berkshires Hills Regional School District present an evening with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. at 7 pm on Wednesday May 15th at Berkshire Country Day School.

In his work, Dr. Thompson has explored the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood, the impact of summer camp experiences on child development, the tensions that arise in the parent-teacher relationships, and psychological aspects of school leadership. His latest book Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore

    This week's Book Picks were selected by Nicole Furnee and Wendy Conway from Chatham Bookstore.

List after the break.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition

"I love what you do with your weeds."
Credit Liza Donnelly

   The Rhinebeck and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the 10th annual Art Along the Hudson Spring Kick-off Media Event, on Wednesday May 15th.

The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.

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Science
11:12 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The Philadelphia Chromosome

In The Philadelphia Chromosome, journalist Jessica Wapner tells the story of the breakthrough cancer drug Gleevec, which has saved the lives of thousands of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and other cancers since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it in 2001.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

5/13/13 - Panel

Topics:

IRS v. Tea Party
Stock Market Momentum
Smart Phone Thefts
New Orleans Parade Shooting

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The Roundtable
1:12 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2013

Credit Randall Perry

  The Vanguard Showhouse is an annual fundraiser for The Albany Symphony Orchestra. Each year the area’s top interior designers are tapped and set free in one room of a house to decorate for visitors to walk through and see how truly marvelous a home can look.

Open from April 30 through May 19, the 33rd annual Vanguard Designer Showhouse raises funds for the Albany Symphony. The public is invited to come to a different large area home each year to see about 20 updated spaces, each put together by a separate design team.

Susan Jacobsen, Showhouse Chair, Corey Aldrich, Showhouse Consultant, and Paula McCormick, interior designer join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Carol Gilligan at the Rowe Center

    When Carol Gilligan published her 1982 groundbreaking book In a Different Voice, enormous attention was directed to her conclusion: men and women silence parts of themselves to remain true to their gender. Many failed to notice her pioneering techniques of listening.

The "aha" moment had occurred when a woman asked, "Do you want to know what I think – or what I really think?" Carol wondered, “How do people come to think in ways different from how they really think? What voices do people keep silent? How can I hear what is hidden?”

Carol Gilligan joins us to discuss her upcoming program - "Deep Listening: How to Hear the Voices that People Often Keep Silent" taking place May 17–19th at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center in Rowe, MA.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom"

Maya Angelou and her mother, Vivian Baxter.

    In her new book, Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. It is a tribute to motherhood and unconditional love.

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